Highways, Transportation & Environment Committee

Committee Membership 2022 – 2023

Chairman – Jim Aveyard

Deputy Chairman –

Janet Harrison

Charlotte Hill

Bev Kelly

Susan McGarroch

Oliver Newton

Adam Rhodes

Julian Rodley

 

The main duties of the Highways, Transportation and Environment Committee are to: consider all road traffic matters affecting the town; consider matters relating to litter, street lighting, refuse collection, street cleansing and war memorials; consider public transport matters; represent to/liaise with District Council/operators and agencies as appropriate; and respond to consultation relating to all such matters.

MUNGO WAY

A circular walk around the outskirts of Morley.  The walk is approximately is 18.75 miles with Morley at its centre.  It can be done in one complete stretch or a section at a time.

Please use the link below to access the route information.

https://www.morley.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/20210310102204707.pdf

 

 

 

 

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MORLEY TOWN COUNCIL – MISSION STATEMENT

Morley Town Council is committed to ensuring the provision of a high standard of cost-effective and best value for money community services, which will enhance the quality of life for the residents of the area.

HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

MEETING TO BE HELD  ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER 2022 AT 7.00 PM

IN THE TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE, MORLEY TOWN HALL

    A G E N D A

    1.         To record attendance

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 13/7/2022 (copy attached)

    6.         To receive updates, as follows:-

    (i)         Climate Emergency

    (ii)        Greenspace Audit report

    (iii)       Morley In Bloom updates – Cllr J Harrison

    7.         To discuss Police Speed Patrols and areas to cover (copy document attached)

    8.         To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure and cost centre

    (i)         Beryl Burton Gardens

    (ii)        Quotation dated 5/9/22 from Longbow Lawns for £345 (no VAT) re. four areas of work (copy attached)

    (iii)       Other areas throughout Morley

    9.         To further discuss email quote dated 23/6/22 from Chris Dilworth, The Deansway Project and agree associated expenditure and cost centre (copy attached)

    10.       To discuss email dated 22/8/22 from Nicola Hogan re. tree sponsorship (copy attached)

    11.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 14/8/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds Town Hall, Lewisham Park, Town Centre, rear of post office car park, rear of Sportsman’s– July 2022

    (ii)        Invoice dated 5/8/22 from Helping Hands for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of St Mary’s/Library flowerbeds – July 2022

    (iii)       Invoice dated 30/6/22 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £1300.00 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – June 2022

    (iv)       Invoice dated 31/7/22 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £1664.88 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – July 2022

    (v)        Invoice dated 31/8/22 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £1664.88 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – August 2022

    (vi)       Invoice dated 30/6/22 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £800.00 (ex VAT) re.  Environmental Improvements – June 2022

    (vii)      Invoice dated 6/9/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at Town Hall, Queensway, Lewisham Park, Town Centre, rear of post office car park, rear wall of Sportsman’s car park & opposite Handyman’s store– August 2022

    13.       To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 22/7/22 from Longbow Lawns for £1397.90 (ex VAT) re. PROW maintenance for 2 footpaths.

    14.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    15.       Date and time of next meeting

     

     

     

     

    ‘DRAFT’ MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH JULY 2022

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, J Rodley, O Newton and C Hill
    R Pickles (Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting
    Apologies were received from Cllrs B Kelly & S McGarroch.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    Cllr O Newton declared an ‘other’ interest in any relevant items as he is a LCC Ward member.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 15/6/2022

    The minutes of the meeting held on 15/6/2022 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive updates, as follows:-

    (i)         Climate Emergency – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard advised members that the possibility of solar panels was being considered by Leeds City Council.

    (ii)        Greenspace Audit report presentation – Mark Knight, Groundworks

    Mark Knight had emailed Cllr Aveyard to inform that the person dealing with the report was ill so it was unable to be presented.

    (iii)       Morley in Bloom updates – Cllr J Harrison

    Cllr Harrison advised that bulbs need to be ordered to be planted. It was proposed and agreed that costs to be taken from cost centre 4205, Morley in Bloom.

    7.         To discuss ‘The Mungo Way’ A3 lectern

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to cancel the original order which was placed 22/11/21 as it has not been supplied and Town Clerk to obtain a new quotation from Leeds City Council.

    8.         To further discuss proposed bench in Zion Church grounds and to discuss quote submitted by Chris Stirk, Parks and Countryside, LCC and agree associated expenditure and cost centre

    Following a brief discussion, it was proposed and agreed to order a bench and Town Clerk to check which cost centre previously used.

    9.         To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    (i)         Beryl Burton Gardens

    There were no items of expenditure

    (ii)        Other areas throughout Morley

    There were no items of expenditure

    10.       To further discuss PROW (Public Rights of Way) for 2022/2023 and agree associated expenditure and cost centre.

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed for Longbow Lawns to clear the two footpaths on ‘The Mungo Way’ that Longbow Lawns discussed with Cllr Aveyard on 8/7/2022 with the associated expenditure to be taken from PROW/Footpath Maintenance cost centre.

    11.       To discuss email quote dated 23/6/22 from Chris Dilworth, The Deansway Project and agree associated expenditure and cost centre.

    This item was deferred to the next meeting to allow Cllr Aveyard time to contact Chris Dilworth to gain a better understanding of the business plan and where the work would be.

    12.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows: –

    (i)         Invoice dated 31/5/22 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £1,300.00 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – May 2022

    (ii)        Invoice dated 31/5/22 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £800.00 (ex VAT) re. Environmental Improvements – May 2022

    (iii)       Invoice dated 4/7/22 from Helping Hands for £337.74 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley/Library/Hub plus plants purchased – June 2022

    (iv)       Invoice dated 4/7/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds Town Hall, Lewisham Park, Town Centre, rear of Post Office car park, rear of Sportsman’s – June 2022

    The above items of expenditure were approved for payment

    13.       To note expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 18/6/22 from A M Smith for £150.00 (no VAT) re. Deansway Project April-May 2022

    The above item of expenditure was noted.

    14.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no items of correspondence

    15.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,14th September 2022 at 7pm.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH JUNE 2022

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, B Kelly, S McGarroch, J Rodley,
    O Newton and C Hill (late arrival)
    R Pickles (Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting
    There were no apologies received.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    There were no reasons for absence.

    Cllr C Hill arrived

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    Cllr O Newton declared an ‘other’ interest in any relevant items as he is a LCC Ward member.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 11/5/2022

    The minutes of the meeting held on 11/5/2022 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive updates, as follows:-

    (i)         Climate Emergency – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard advised members that the possibility of funding for EV charging points at Albion Street and Wellington Street was being explored.

    (ii)        ‘The Mungo Way’ – Cllr J Harrison

    Cllr Harrison advised that roundels were to be checked on footpaths as none were seen around the Churwell area.

    (iii)       Morley in Bloom updates – Cllr J Harrison

    Cllr Harrison advised members that ‘Incredible Edibles Morley’ had been contacted for any possible donations for the new planters that students from the ‘Baker Room’ utilise

    7.         To discuss Beryl Burton Gardens

    Members discussed that there have been further problems with anti-social behaviour taking place within Beryl Burton Gardens, however, the police are aware of this, and perennial plants have been planted in the Gardens.

    8.         To consider email request dated 9/5/22 from Cllr A Dalton re. bench in Zion Church grounds (2022 cost from Glasdon without plaque £1,120.37 plus VAT; cost for plaque £92.17 plus VAT), to agree associated expenditure and cost centre

    Members discussed the quote from Glasdon’s and felt that the cost was prohibitive. Cllr Harrison volunteered to investigate alternative quotes and report back to members. The item was deferred to the next meeting

    9.         To further discuss Lengthsman scheme re. emails dated 31/5/22 from Contractors, to agree associated expenditure and cost centre

    Following a brief discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept the quotation from Instaplanta for the Lengthsman duties, for the next 12 months and costs to be taken from cost centre 4374, Community Cleaning

    10.       To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    This item was deferred to the next meeting

    11.    To discuss PROW (Public Rights of Way) for 2022/2023 and agree associated expenditure and cost centre.

    Following a brief discussion, Cllr Aveyard felt that there were several areas on ‘The Mungo Way’ that would benefit from cuts. This item was deferred to the next meeting whilst quotes were obtained

    12.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows: –

    (i)         Invoice dated 9/5/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of town centre flower beds – April 2022

    (ii)        Invoice dated 7/6/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of town centre flower beds – May 2022

    (iii)       Invoice dated 7/5/22 from Helping Hands for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley/Library/Hub – April 2022

    (iv)       Invoice dated 6/6/22 from Helping Hands for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley/Library/Hub – May 2022

    The above items of expenditure were approved for payment

    13.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no items of correspondence

    14.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,13th July 2022 at 7pm.

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH MAY 2022

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, B Kelly, S McGarroch, J Rodley and
    C Hill.
    R Pickles (Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting
    Apologies were received from Cllrs O Newton and A Rhodes.
    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 13/4/2022

    The minutes of the meeting held on 13/4/2022 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard advised members of the following:-

    (a)  Geo-thermal energy study  –  Dr Sakai of Leeds University to-date  has not submitted this study,

    (b)  Green wall screens  –  Victoria School have indicated they do not wish to proceed with the screens for their playground at this time, due to poor visibility for the children to see out.

    (c)   Topcliffe/Capitol Park had been referred back to Planning.

    Cllr Harrison proposed members should re-visit renewable energy schemes for the Town Centre and it was proposed and agreed Cllr Aveyard draft a letter to Asset Management at Leeds City Council on behalf of the committee members.

    7.         To receive update on ‘The Mungo Way’

    Cllr Harrison advised members an email had been received from Bob Buckenham, LLC Parks and Countryside regarding the progress of the volunteer group putting up the approximately half of the roundels to dater.

    8.         To receive Morley In Bloom update – Cllr J Harrison

    Cllr Harrison advised members of the following:-

    (a)  Beryl Burton Gardens  –  planting and weeding had taken place over the previous weekend.  The gardens had been subject to an act of vandalism the previous weekend, which has subsequently been cleared by Monday morning and committee members proposed and agreed an email be sent to Lee Hayward, LLC Cleaner Leeds expressing thanks for dealing with the situation quickly.

    (b)  Following a brief discussion, members proposed and agreed for Beryl Burton Gardens to have an agenda item at the next meeting.

    9.         To further discuss Lengthsman scheme, agree routes/duties, associated expenditure and cost centre.

    Following a lengthy discussion, it was proposed and agreed to contact outside contractors and obtain monthly quotes  for the previous agreed routes, indicating a deadline for submissions to the Town Council  31st May 2022, for consideration at the next meeting. The current cost centre 4376, Highways and Transportation budget to continue to finance the Lengthsman project until the new quotes/contracts are approved.

    10.       To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure                                                                       11.       To further discuss PROW (Public Rights of Way) for 2022/23 and agree associated expenditure (copies of footpath maps and linear measurements attached)

    12.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)            Invoice dated 9/5/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of town centre flower beds – April 2022

    (ii)           Invoice dated 7/6/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of town centre flower beds – May 2022

    (iii)          Invoice dated 7/5/22 from Helping Hands for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley Library/Hub – April 2022

    (iv)         Invoice dated 6/6/22 from Helping Hands for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley Library/Hub – May 2022

    13.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    14.       Date and time of next meeting

     

     

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH APRIL 2022

    1.         To record attendance

    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), J Harrison, B Kelly, S McGarroch, J Rodley and               O Newton.
    Two members of the public, R Pickles (Town Clerk), W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllrs C Hill and A Rhodes.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 9/3/2022

    The minutes of the meeting held on 9/3/2022 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard advised members of the following:-

    (a)  The EV charging points recently installed in High Street car park have now been commissioned.

    (b)  A number newly planted trees on the Glen Estate have been vandalised.

    (c)   Following a meeting with a member of Leeds University regarding geo-thermal energy from redundant mines a feasibility report to be conducted by them. This concept is in very early stages.

    7.         To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’

    Cllr Harrison advised members there was no-update apart from positive feedback and comments have been observed on Facebook regarding the walk and still awaiting the sign for the White Rose Centre.

    8.         To receive update on work conducted by Morley In Bloom – Cllr J Harrison

    (i)         Work conducted to date

    Cllr Newton informed members he has received numerous compliments on the daffodils that have been planted in the area and had been asked to pass on thanks to those concerned.  Cllr Harrison advised members Morley in Bloom’s Facebook page is operational.

    (ii)        To agree areas to be worked

    Cllr Harrison advised members there is work to be done in Dartmouth Park. Morley in Bloom will conduct work on the black tubs along Queen Street and work within Beryl Burton Gardens weeding and planting.  It is proposed to plant rose on the grassed area below the Castle Wall on Brunswick Street.

    9.         To further discuss Lengthsman scheme, agree routes/duties, associated expenditure and cost centre.

    Following a lengthy discussion, more detailed routes were proposed and agreed, what duties should be carried and expenditure to be taken from cost centre 43.76, Highways and Transportation budget.  The detailed routes are as follows:-.

    Route 1 – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

    Starting point – High Street car park, along Queen Street (both sides), taking in Beryl Burton Gardens (litter pick only), Windsor Court, around the Town Hall, down Queen Street to Coffin Corner, turn right onto Commercial Street (do both sides) to Little Lane (both sides) then onto Commercial Street (both sides) and arrive back to High Street car park.

    Route 2 – Monday and Friday

    Starting point – High Street car park, along Queen Street (both sides) to Beryl Burton Gardens (litter pick only), back on Queen Street (both sides) to the Town Hall/Windsor Court, circular route around the Town Hall then back on Queen Street taking in the hedge bottoms alongside Scatcherd Park, litter pick only in Jones Garden/Rockery and litter pick around bar area in Morley Bottoms. Back up Queen Street to the steps leading to Troy Road, continue along Troy Road (both sides) to Commercial Street, continue along Commercial Street to Little Lane (both sides) then back onto Commercial Street (both sides) and back to High Street car park.

    10.       To further discuss Environmental Improvements, agree areas to be worked and duties, agree associated expenditure and cost centre

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to discontinue with Environmental Improvements for a six-month period and to be reviewed after that time.

    11.       To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    (i)         To consider quote from Longbow Lawns re. 20-week programme of maintenance of three flower beds

    Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept the quote for a 20-week contract for 2022/23.

    12.       To discuss PROW (Public Rights of Way) for 2022/2023 and agree associated expenditure and cost centre.

    Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to obtain a quotation from Longbow Lawns for individual cuts and costs to be taken from cost centre 4374, Community Cleaning/Environment Improvements. A request was made for a new strimmer(s) for Churwell Environmental Volunteers to assist in undertaking cutting back work on PROW in the Churwell area.  This item to be referred to Finance, General Purposes and Strategic Committee for consideration of funding from the Special Projects budget once a breakdown of costings is obtained.

    13.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows: –

    (i)            Invoice dated 5/3/22 from Helping Hands for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley Library/Hub – February 2022

    (ii)           Invoice dated 26/3/22 from A M Smith for £159.90 (excl VAT) re. maintenance of the Deansway Project – December 2021-March 2022

    (iii)          Invoice dated 6/4/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (excl VAT) re. maintenance of various flower beds in the town centre

    The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

    14.       To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 11/2/22 from Boston Seeds for £207.09 (excl VAT) re. Morley in Bloom – bulbs and plants

    (ii)        Invoice dated 15/9/22 from Nigel Chadwick for £870.00 (excl VAT) re. Morley in Bloom – work conducted at Castle Walls/Brunswick Street

    (iii)       Invoice dated 24/3/22 from M&C Lawton for £81.72 (excl VAT) re. Morley in Bloom – plants

    (iv)       Invoice dated 29/3/22 from M&C Lawton for £146.67 (excl VAT) re. Morley in Bloom – plants

    (v)        Invoice dated 31/3/22 from Owl Lane Farm Nurseries for £25.00 (excl VAT) re. Morley in Bloom – compost

    The above items of expenditure were noted.

    15.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    (i)         Notification of Modification Order 2022 from LCC re. Morley Footpath No. 160 (junction of Fountain Street and Park Street)

    The above item of correspondence was noted.

    16.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next scheduled meeting will be confirmed at the Town Council’s Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 4th May 2022 at 7pm.

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 9TH MARCH 2022

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Harrison (Deputy Chairman), S McGarroch, J Rodley and C Hill.
    W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllr J Aveyard, B Kelly and O Newton A Rhodes.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 9/2/2022

    The minutes of the meeting held on 9/2/2022 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard had requested Cllr J Harrison to inform members there was no further updates to the report he gave at the Full Council meeting held on 2/3/22.

    7.         To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’

    Cllr Harrison advised members the country walk was being used and requested the DTC to contact LCC with regards the order for the lectern.

    8.         To receive update on work conducted by Morley In Bloom – Cllr J Harrison

    Cllr Harrison advised members the positive outcome of the planting work undertaken during the autumn/winter months throughout the Morley area, with grass verges displaying the crocus and narcissi coming into bloom.  Cllr Harrison also gave an update on on-going works.

    9.         To discuss revised costings and enhanced areas for Lengthsman and Environmental Improvement projects and agree associated expenditure and cost centre

    Members were advised an email had been sent to Instaplanta requesting the revised area/costings.  No response had been received to date.  Cllr Harrison reported on a meeting with Longbow Lawns re. continuing work on Morley Bottoms rockery and additional areas of work at Castle Wall/Brunswick Street and murals at Woodkirk.  Quotes for this work to be submitted to the Town Clerk.

    10.       To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    Cllr Harrison reported on discussion with Peter Blakeley and Lew Beever on continuing works in various areas of the town centre.  DTC requested to write to both, outline agreed areas to be worked and costings for 2022/23.

    11.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)            Invoice dated 14/2/22 from Helping Hands for £100.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley Library/Hub – January 2022

    (ii)           Invoice dated 9/2/22 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 (no VAT) re. maintenance of town centre flower beds – January 2022

    (iii)          Invoice dated 21/2/22 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £885.00 (ex VAT) re. gritting routes 1 & 2 and High Street car park 18/2/22

    (iv)          Invoice dated 28/2/2022 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £1,900.00 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – January and February 2022

    (v)           Invoice dated 28/2/2022 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £2,082.84 (ex VAT) re. Environmental Improvements – December 2021, January and February 2022

    The above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

    12.       To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 9/2/22 from NM Garden Care for £160.00 (ex VAT) re. Morley in Bloom  fence installed Dartmouth Park Botanical Garden

    13.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no item(s) of correspondence.

     

    14.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next schedule meeting will be held on Wednesday, 13th April 2022 at 7.00 pm.

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY 2022

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), B Kelly, S McGarroch, J Harrison, O Newton, J Rodley and C Hill
    R Pickles (Town Clerk) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllr A Rhodes.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 12/1/2022

    The minutes of the meeting held on 12/1/2022 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Kelly advised members tree planting was expected to be completed by the end of next week.

    Cllr Aveyard advised members on the following:-

    (a)        Green space audit. No response to date has been received from Groundwork

    (b)        Two EV charging points have been installed in High Street car park. These have yet to be     connected with a possible third charging point, location, and costings to be verified.

    (c)        Morley Victoria Primary School – update on meeting with Martin Leach of Clean City Air re. a possible project at the school using green infrastructure to decrease pollution. Costings and a viability study were requested.

    7.         To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’

    Cllr Harrison advised members we are still waiting for signs to be installed. There was no up-date on the possible delivery date of the lectern to be situated at the White Rose centre.

    8.         To receive update on work being carried out by Morley In Bloom – Cllr J Harrison

    Cllr Harrison advised wallflowers had been planted in the Beryl Burton Garden and the planter situated between Morley Market and the Queens Hotel. It is proposed to carry out summer bedding planting at the front of the Town Hall and a few hanging baskets along Queen Street.

    9.         To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    Members discussed the work carried out last year by John Saville on Morley Bottoms rockery. It was proposed to request a quote for a similar contract as last years and also to include work to be carried out on the “Castle wall garden” and also request a costing for work to be carried out by the murals situated on Dewsbury Road, Woodkirk.

    10.       To discuss email dated 1/2/2022 from Paul Robinson (Instaplanta) re. revised costings and enhanced areas for Lengthsman and Environmental Improvements projects and agree associated expenditure and cost centres.

    Members commented the email does not reflect the discussions held at the meeting and requested the Town Clerk contact Paul Robinson and request the costings as per discussions held.

    11.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 10/1/2022 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £885.00 (ex VAT) re. gritting of routes 1 & 2 and High Street car park 7/1/22.

    The above item of expenditure was approved for payment.

    12.       To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 15/1/22 from Helping Hands for £100.00 re. maintenance of flower beds at St Mary’s Church & Morley Library/Hub – December 2021

    The above item of expenditure was noted.

    13.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no items of correspondence.

    14.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 9th March 2022 at 7.00 pm.

     

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH JANUARY 2022 

    1.         To record attendance

    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), B Kelly, S McGarroch and J Harrison (late arrival).

    W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    1. To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllrs A Rhodes, O Newton and C Hill.

    1. To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    1. Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 18/11/2021

    The minutes of the meeting held on 18/11/2021 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    1. To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

                (i)         EV charging point.

    The work on the charging point to be in the High Street car park had not commenced.

    Cllr J Harrison arrived during the above item.

     To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’ and agree associated expenditure

                Cllr Harrison advised members the country walk was being used.  There was no up-date on the possible delivery date of the lectern to be situated at the White Rose centre.

    1. To receive update on work being carried out by Morley In Bloom – Cllr J Harrison

                Cllr Harrison advised members all the wallflowers had been planted in the Beryl Burton Garden and the planter situated between Morley Market and the Queens hotel.

    1. To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    A meeting to be arranged between members and Instaplanta to discuss going forward with the environment improvements and Lengthsman schemes.

    1. To receive and note gritting charges from Edward Crosby Ltd for 2021/22 Winter period

                The DTC advised members of the gritting carried out by Edward Crosby.  The note re. gritting charges was noted. 

    1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 5/1/2022 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 re. maintenance of flower beds Windsor Court/Town Hall/ Queensway – December 2021

    (ii)        Invoice dated 31/11/2021 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £1,300.00 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – November 2021

    (iii)       Invoiced dated 31/12/2021 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £1,300.00 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – December 2021

    (iv)       Invoice dated 5/1/2022 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £885.00 (ex VAT) re. gritting of routes 1 & 2 and High Street car park 4/1/2022

    (v)        Invoice dated 5/1/2022 from Glasdon UK Limited for £2199.62 (ex VAT) re. 2 x benches for Bruntcliffe Cemetery

    The above items of expenditure were approved for payment. 

    1. To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 10/12/21  from Bradford Brothers for £41.67 (ex VAT) re. carpet removal on Dawson Hill (request by Cllr Aveyard)

    (ii)        Invoice dated 1/12/21 from Helping Hands (Lew Beever) for £150.00 re. maintenance

    of flower beds Library/St Mary’s – November 2021

    (iii)        Invoice dated 8/12/21 from Peter Blakeley £200.00 re. maintenance of flower beds Windsor Court/Town Hall/Queensway – November 2021

    (iv)       Invoice dated 30/11/21 from Edward Crosby Ltd for £885.00 (excl VAT) re. gritting of routes 1 & 2 and High Street car park November 2021

    (v)        Invoice dated 6/10/2021 from J Parker Dutch Bulbs (Wholesale) Ltd for £239.75 (ex VAT) re. bulbs for Morley In Bloom (residual to original order)

    (vi)       Invoice dated 21/12/2021 from Owl Lane Farm Nurseries for £115.83 (ex VAT) re. Morley In Bloom – Christmas tree

    (vii)      Invoice dated 21/12/2021 from Owl Lane Farm Nurseries for £41.67 (ex VAT) re. Morley In Bloom – wallflowers

    The above items of expenditure were noted.

    13. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)                                                             There were no items of correspondence.

    14.  Date and time of next meeting

                The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, 9 February 2022 at 7.00 pm. 

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER 2021

    1.         To record attendance

    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), J Rodley, O Newton, B Kelly and J Harrison (late arrival).

    R Pickles (Town Clerk) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    1. To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllrs S McGarroch, A Rhodes and C Hill.

    1. To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    1. Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    Cllr J Harrison arrived at this point.

    1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 6/10/2021

    The minutes of the meeting held on 6/10/2021 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    1. To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

                Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal report regarding the Greenspace Audit. Groundwork still awaiting the license for the app.

    1. To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’ and agree associated expenditure

                Cllr Harrison advised members permission had been sought from the license holders/owners of the two public houses to install a map of the country walk. No-one had responded to the request, therefore, the decision taken to order only one lectern for installation at the White Rose (start of the country walk). DTC to order lectern.

    1. To receive update on work being carried out by Morley In Bloom – Cllr J Harrison

                Cllr Harrison reported the programme of spring bulb planting had been completed and an order for a quantity of wallflowers had been placed with Owl Nurseries.

    1. To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    (i)         Review of rockery at Morley Bottoms contract

    Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to continue with this contract for 2022/23 financial year.

    (ii)        Review of Lengthsman contract

    Following a review of the current contact, it was proposed and agreed  a meeting between Instaplanta and members to discuss and enhancement of the current routes and a revised quote be submitted for consideration at January’s scheduled meeting.

    (iii)       Review of gardeners

    Following a discussion, the following was proposed and agreed:-

    (a)        Longbow Lawns – request them to extend their services to cover the area commonly known as ‘Castle Walls’ (bottom of Brunswick Street) and Beryl Burton garden. Quote to be submitted.

    (b)        Peter Blakeley  –  to continue with monthly maintenance work.

    (c)        Helping Hands (L Beever)  –  to continue with monthly maintenance.

    (d)        NM Garden Care (Nigel Matthews)  –  to continue with weed spraying programme.

    (e)        Deansway Project  –  not to continue after the initial 12-month agreement.

    1. To discuss email from Thomas Goodwill, Apprentice Civil Engineer, LCC re. Albert Road closure and determine a response

                Members review the map submitted and made the comment that adequate signage prior to the work being conducted advising motorists of the proposed diversions.

    1. To discuss email from Connecting Leeds re. consultation on A6110 Outer Ring Road and to determine a response

                This item was received and noted.

    1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice from NM Garden Care for £1,450.00 (no VAT) re. Summer maintenance and weed spraying

    (ii)        Invoice dated 5/10/2021 from Helping Hands (Lew Beever) for £200.00 re. maintenance of flower beds September

    (iii)       Invoice dated 9/9/21 from J Parker Dutch Bulbs (Wholesale) Ltd for £965.25 (ex VAT) re. bulbs for Morley In Bloom

    (iv)       Invoice dated 1/11/2021 from Helping Hands (Lew Beever) for £200.00 re. maintenance of flower beds October

    (v)        Invoice dated 5/11/21 from Longbow Lawns for £5,420.00 (ex VAT) re. £4,800.00 contract maintenance of Morley Bottoms and £620.00 weed spraying and cutting back at rockery at Morley Bottoms

    (vi)       Invoice dated 29/10/21 from Longbow Lawns for £696.00 (ex VAT) re. footpath cutting back

    (vii)      Invoice dated 30/09/21 from Instaplanta for £789.44 (ex VAT) re. environmental improvements – September

    (viii)     Invoice dated 31/10/21 from Instaplanta for £1,300.00 (ex VAT) re. Lengthsman operations – October

    (ix)       Invoice dated 21/10/21 from Bradford Brothers Ltd for £2,560.00 (ex VAT) re. £950.00 to grind out stumps and clear ground and £1,580.00 installation of fencing and boards at fencing adjacent to Pizza Bello

    (x)        Invoice dated 11/11/21 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 re. September maintenance work Morley Town Hall/Lewisham Park

    1. To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 26/10/21 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 re. September maintenance work Morley Town Hall/Lewisham Park

    1. To consider Budgets information, as follows:-

    (i)         Review of current financial year’s Budget – 2021/22

    The review was received and noted.

    (ii)        To discuss and agree proposed Committee Budget submission for 2022/23 (for referral to Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee)

    Following a discussion, the Budgets submission for this Committee for 2022/23 was

    agreed as follows:-

    4372 – Gritting                                     £8,000

    4373 – Horticulture                            £25,500

    4374 – Community Cleaning             £24,000

    4376 – Highways, Transportation &

    Environment                       £15,000

    4205 – Morley In Bloom                      £5,000

    Climate Emergency                            £10,000

    PROW (Public Rights of Way)             £5,000

    Total                                                   £92,500

    It was agreed to extend the gritting programme to include Troy Road, High Street car park (behind the Post Office) and Perry Way (St Andrew’s estate).

    1. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

                There were no items of correspondence.

    1. Date and time of next meeting

                The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 12th January 2022 at 7pm.

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 6TH OCTOBER 2021

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill, J Rodley, J Harrison and B Kelly.
    W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllrs O Newton and S McGarroch.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 15/9/2021

    The minutes of the meeting held on 15/0/2021 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    This item was deferred to the next meeting.

    7.         To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’ and agree associated expenditure

    DTC reported no response had been received to date from the Director of the White Rose Centre regarding siting of the lectern.  DTC was requested to make contact again.  A discussion took place on a proposal to site a further two lecterns, one at the start of stages 2 and 3 of the ‘Mungo Way’.  Permission would need to be sought from both the owners/publicans of the Bay Horse and Needless Public Houses.

    8.         To receive update on work being carried out by Morley in Bloom – Cllr J Harrison

    Cllr Harrison advised members bulbs had been planted a various location throughout the Town Council area.

    9.         To receive update on work on fencing adjacent to Pizza Bello

    Members were advised work on the fencing would commence the next day.

    10.       To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    This item was deferred to the next meeting.

    11.       To discuss all aspects of Community Cleaning and review expenditure:-

    (i)         Instaplanta

    (ii)        Lengthsman

    (iii)       Gardeners

    This item was deferred to the next meeting.

    12.       To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

    The SIDs sited on the A650 have been reported as being fixed to the wrong lampposts.  A request to be sent to Andrew Richardson, LLC to request they are placed on the correct posts and the units require re-calibrating, as they are still set for the 20-m.p.h. limit.  Also, for the appropriate software to download the information from the SID be requested again.

    13.       To discuss matters relating to speeding issue on Dartmouth Avenue (resident to attend)

    DTC gave a report on a complaint received from a resident regarding daily issues of speeding.  Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed DTC writes to M Flora, Highways, LCC highlighting the issue and request a traffic survey be carried out.

    14.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice from A M Smith Gardener for £150.00 (no VAT) re. Deansway Project – August to October 2021.

    This item of expenditure was agreed for payment.

    15.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no items of correspondence.

    16.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next schedule meeting to be held on Wednesday, 10th November 2021 at 7.00 p.m.

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER 2021 

    1.         To record attendance

    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill, S McGarroch, J Rodley, J Harrison and B Kelly.

    W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    1. To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllr O Newton.

    1. To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reason given for absence was approved.

    1. Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 17/6/2021

    The minutes of the meeting held on 17/6/2021 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    1. To receive update on Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

                Cllr Aveyard gave a brief update on items relating the subject.  To date there had been no further updates regarding the Greenspace Audit or EV charging points.  Cllr Aveyard will get in touch with Groundworks for an update.  Cllr Aveyard informed members LCC will provide six recycling bins for the town centre at no cost to the Town Council.  Several trees require replacing, this will be included in next year’s planting schedule.

    1. To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’ and agree associated expenditure

    DTC informed members of emails to the Director of the White Rose Centre regarding siting of the lectern at a position close to the start of the country walk.  It was proposed the DTC email requesting a site visit to discuss further.

    1. To receive update on work being carried out by Morley in Bloom – Cllr J Harrison

    The bulbs ordered from Parker’s have been delivery and it is proposed planting of these  in various locations throughout Morley should start on Sunday 19/9/21.

    1. To receive update on work on fencing adjacent to Pizza Bello

    DTC advised members an order had been sent to Bradford Brothers and a request was made for the DTC to chase up the order and ascertain when the work would be carried out.

    1. To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    A verbal report was given on the proposed planting and members were advised there could be an issue with the supply of bedding plants next year.

    1. To receive update on additional works at Morley Bottoms

                It was proposed and agreed to take this item off the agenda.

    1. To discuss report re. proposed Lengthsman project, to approve expenditure and agree cost centre:-

    (i)  £2,400.00 per month for 3 visits per day

    (ii)  £1,200.00 per month for 2 visits per day

    Following a length discussion, it was proposed and agreed to have the two visits per day option,  with a change in time of 12.00-1.00 and 3.30-4.30.  This is for a three-month trial period at a total cost of £3,600 and monies to be taken from cost centre 4376, Highways & Transport.  The project to be reviewed during the trial period with a view to extending to project and allocation of a budget for the next financial year.

    This item to be placed on the next agenda with a proposal to review all aspects of Community Cleaning.

    1. To consider request from Cllr J Senior for two new benches to be sited at Bruntcliffe Cemetery and agree appropriate expenditure (2021 cost for two benches without plaque £2,032.52 plus VAT; with plaque £2,199.72 plus VAT)

                Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to grant the request for two benches and expenditure to be taken from cost centre 4376, Highways & Transport.

    1. To discuss proposal for the provision of recycling bins – Cllr Aveyard

    This item was reported on in item 6.

    15        To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’ (Instaplanta)

    This item was discussed in item 12.

    1. To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

                DTC advised members an email had now been received from Andrew Richardson indicating the work would be carried out on the lamp posts on the A650 and the SIDs moved to same. 

    1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 5/8/21 from Peter Blakeley for £200.00 re. July maintenance work Morley Town Hall/Lewisham Park

    (ii)        Invoice dated 5/8/21 from Helping Hands (Lew Beever) for £200.00 re. maintenance of flower beds July

    (iii)       Invoice dated 16/8/21 from Leeds City Council for £833.30 (ex VAT) re. 40 x floral hanging baskets

    (iv)       Invoice dated 31/8/21from Peter Blakely for £200.00 re. August maintenance work Morley Town Hall/Lewisham Park

    (v)        Invoice dated 18/6/21 from Bradford Brothers for £1,400.00 (incl. VAT) re. cutting back of ivy on Brunswick Street

    (vi)       Invoice dated 2/9/21 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £888.12 re. environmental improvements July

    (vii)      Invoice dated 2/9/21 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd for £888.12 re. environmental improvements August

    (viii)     Invoice dated 5/9/21 from Lew Beever for £200.00 re. maintenance of flower beds August

    The above items of expenditure were agreed for payment.

    1. To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 13/7/21 from Owl Lane Farm Nurseries – £16.67 (ex VAT) re. compost

    (ii)        Invoice dated 13/7/21 from Owl Lane Farm Nurseries – £19.93 (ex VAT) re. bedding plants

    (iii)       Invoice dated 7/7/21 from The Sign Shed Limited –  £709.75 (ex VAT) re. “Mungo Way” Country way markers and footpath ‘arrow’ discs

    (iv)       Invoice dated 31/7/2020 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd – £217.00 (ex VAT) re. compost and bedding plants.

    These items of expenditure were noted.

    1. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no items of correspondence.

    1. Date and time of next meeting

    The next schedule meeting will be held on Wednesday, 6th October 2021 at 7.00.

     

    MINUTES OF HIGHWAYS, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

    MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH JULY 2021

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill,  S McGarroch, J Rodley, J Harrison and
    O Newton.  W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllr B Kelly.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reason given for absence was approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also, to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 17/6/2021

    The minutes of the meeting held on 17/6/2021 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive verbal Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard reported he had been in contact with Andrew Hickford re. EV charging points.  There are to be three new points in Morley and looking into the viability of more points.  Greenspace Audit – there have been issue re. obtaining the GIS licence.  Tree planting – cases of vandalism have been reported, the damage to the tree will be rectified.

    7.         To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’ and agree associated expenditure

    (i)         Quote for £750.00 (ex VAT) from City Signs, LCC re. 1 x A1 lecture display sign.

    Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept this quote.

    8.         To further discuss quotes for repairing of fencing adjacent to Pizza Bello

    (i)         Quote for £980.00 (ex VVAT) from Bradford Brothers re. grind out stumps and clear fence line.

    (ii)        Quote for £1,580.00 (ex VAT) from Bradford Brothers re. supply and fit 5ft fence.

    Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept both quotes, expenditure to be taken from cost centre 4376 – Highways & Transport.

    9.         To further discuss ‘Speed Calming’ measures on Scatcherd Lane, St Andrews Avenue,

    Pawson Street and Ashfield Road, Morley

    Cllr Aveyard advised members of an email received from M Flora, LCC outlining calming measure would be installed on Scatcherd Lane only.

    An email was tabled from C Varley re. speeding on Fountain Street.  This issue would be forwarded to LCC Highways.

    10.       To discuss items of Horticulture and agree associated expenditure

    (i)         Quote received from Peter Blakely re. proposed works at specified locations within town centre at £12.50 per hour.

    Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept this quotation.

    (ii)        Further works at garden on Brunswick Street re. planting/replacing shrubs and plants

    Following a discussion, it was proposed to agree to approach Morley In Bloom to ascertain if the group would tidy this area and organised future planting.

    11.       To receive update on additional works at Morley Bottoms

    Members were advised these works would be invoiced at the end of the contract in November.  A discussion was held with regards the proposal to add lighting to the rockery.

    12.       To received update on electric bike scheme  –  Cllr O Newton

    Cllr Newton gave a verbal overview on the information received from NextBike.  It was proposed and agreed to forward the information to the Morley Town Deal Board.  This item to be taken off the agenda.

    13.       To discuss proposal for the provision of recycling bins  –  Cllr J Aveyard

    This item was agreed to defer this to a later meeting.

    14.       To receive verbal report on ‘Community Cleaning’ (Instaplanta)

    Members were advised the Lengthsman initiative had ceased at the end of June and had been financed from the Special Projects budget.  Finance, General Purposes & Strategic committee had requested Highways taken on this initiative.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed Cllr Aveyard has a meeting with Instaplanta to discuss going forward.

    15.       To discuss any matters relating to Speed Indicator Devices

    Members were advised DTC had contact the appropriate department but the SID device for installation on A650 had not been carried out.  DTC requested to write and request either the work be carried out or a refund of the invoice already paid.

    There was a request for the appropriate software programme be supplied to allow data to be downloaded from established SIDs.

    16.       To receive verbal report on Deansway project and agree associated expenditure and cost centre

    Cllr Aveyard gave a verbal overview of a meeting with C Dilworth, who has identified a contractor to undertake the work required.  A cost of £150 per quarter with additional cost for materials.  Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed a budget of up to £750.00 for the year and expenditure to be taken from cost centre 4373 – Horticulture.

    17.       To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 11/6/21 from Helping Hands (Lew Beever) re. maintenance of flower beds May for £200.00

    (ii)        Invoice dated 3/7/21 from Helping Hands (lew Beever) re. maintenance of flower beds June 2021 for £200.00

    (iii)       Invoice dated 4/7/21 from NM Garden Care re. spraying and green waste removal for £1,4500.00

    (iv)       Invoice dated 31/5/21from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. environmental improvements 1-31/5/21 for £888.12 (ex VAT)

    (v)        Invoice dated 30/6/21 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. environmental improvements 1-30/6/21 for £789.44 (ex VAT)

    (vi)       Invoice dated 23/6/21 from Naturally Creative re. finished artwork for “Mungo Way” for £400.00

    The above items of expenditure were agreed for payment.

    18.       To note expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted 4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 24/6/21 from Helping Hand (Lew Beever) for £89.79 re. replacement plants and compost

    This item of expenditure was noted.

    19.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    (i)         Email dated 28/6/21 from Joel Levine, Senior Legal Officer, LCC re, temporary footpath closure Leeds Path 229 and Morley Paths 33 and 148

    (ii)        Email dated 2/7/21 from Ian Moore, Highways Asset Manager, LCC re. local roads planned highways maintenance programme 2022/23 and 2024/25+

    These items of correspondence were received and noted.

    20.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next schedule meeting will be held on Wednesday, 15th September 2021 at 7.00

     

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH JUNE 2021

    1.         To record attendance

    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill,  S McGarroch, J Rodley, J Harrison and O Newton (late arrival).

    W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    1. To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllr B Kelly.

    1. To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reason given for absence was approved.

    1. Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    1. To approve minutes of meeting held on 12/5/2021

    The minutes of the meeting held on 12/5/2021 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    1. To receive verbal Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard updated members on the current situation regarding the Greenspace Audit carried out by Groundworks and the EV charging points.  The audit has been circulated to members for their information.

    Cllr Newton arrived during the above item.

    1. To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’ and agree associated expenditure

    (i)         Way markers – quote from The Sign Shed for 150 custom way markers:-

    (a)       3mm composite aluminium £3.88 (plus VAT) each

    (b)       3mm foamex £2.27 (plus VAT) each

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to order the aluminium way markers and to also order 10 x permissive footpath and 35 x public footpath at a cost of £4.00 (ex VAT) each.

    1. To further discuss quotes for repairing of fencing adjacent to Pizza Bello

    Members were advised to-date no quotes have been received.  Cllr Aveyard has contacted Nigel Matthews regarding the tree stump(s) on the cobbles.  He has advised it would be best to uplift the cobbles, dig out the stumpl(s)  and relay the cobbles.

    1. To further discuss ‘Speed Calming’ measures on Scatcherd Lane, St Andrews Avenue, Pawson Street and Ashfield Road, Morley

    Members were advised LCC would only place the ‘speed calming’ measures on Scatcherd Lane.

    1. To receive update on additional works at Morley Bottoms

    (i)         To approve expenditure of £1,400 (incl VAT) from Bradford Brothers regarding trimming ivy at Brunswick Street

    This expenditure was approved.

    1. To discuss Public Rights of Way

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed Longbow Lawns carries out one more cut at the end of the season and to further discuss ongoing work on the public rights of way later in the year to agree a work programme and funding for 2022/23.

    1. To received briefing of pre-consultation meeting held re. future of Cottingley Rail Station Cllr Newton gave a verbal briefing on this meeting and the possible closure of Cottingley rail station.

    The Chairman brought forward item 14

    1. To discuss proposals for an electric bike scheme

    Cllr Newton gave members an overview of a meeting ‘virtual’ meeting between two representatives of NextBike, himself, Cllr Aveyard and the Deputy Town Clerk.  NextBike have provided various towns/cities in the UK and Northern Ireland with a scheme for the hire of electric bikes.  NextBike to provide background information on the schemes for consideration.

    1. To discuss purchase of replacement plants for Beryl Burton Gardens and agree associated expenditure.

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to a spend of up to £500, as and when plants where required or available.

    1. To discuss proposal for the provision of recycling bins

    Cllr Aveyard gave an overview for this item and it was agreed to defer this to a later meeting.

    1. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 11/5/2021 from Helping Hands (Lew Beever) re. Maintenance of Flower Beds April for £200.00

    (ii)        Invoice dated 30/4/2021 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. Environmental Improvements 1-31/3/21 for £888.12 (plus VAT)

    (iii)       Invoice dated 30/5/2021 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. Environmental Improvements 1-30/4/21 for £690.76 (plus VAT)

    The above items of expenditure were agreed for payment.

    1. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    (i)         Notice of Confirmation of Public Path Order, re. Leeds public footpath 173, Diversion Order 2021 – Digpal Road (Churwell).

    This item of correspondence was received and noted.

    1. Date and time of next meeting

    The next schedule meeting will be held on Wednesday, 14th July 2021 at 7.00

     

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH MAY 2021

    1.         To record attendance
    Present:  Cllrs J Aveyard (Chairman), C Hill,  S McGarroch, J Rodley, B Kelly and J Harrison.
    W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.
    2.         To receive apologies for absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllr O Newton.

    3.         To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reason given for absence was approved.

    4.         Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

    To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 to 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.         To approve minutes of meeting held on 24/4/2021

    The minutes of the meeting held on 24/4/21 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.         To receive verbal Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    Cllr Aveyard advised members of a meeting between himself, Cllr Finnigan and Polly Cook regarding the ‘decarbonising of Leeds’ and engagement with the relevant people in transport, creating connectivity and proposed bus route from Morley station to the town centre.

    Cllr Aveyard undertook to contact the relevant people for an up-date on the EV charging points and the Greenspace audit.

    7.         To further discuss ‘The Mungo Way’

    Cllr Harrison tabled a ‘sample’ map of the walk.  It was suggested three A1 sized lectern style information boards be placed at the start of each section of the walk with details of that section of the walk and relevant information.  Cllr Harrison undertook to obtain a quote(s) the information boards.  A quote was tabled from The Sign Shed for 150 custom way markers, £3.88 each in composite aluminium or £2.27 each in foamex, both plus VAT.

    8.         To further discuss quotes for repairing of fencing adjacent to Pizza Bello

    Members were advised to-date no quotes have been received.  Cllr Aveyard undertook to obtain a quote from Bradford Brothers and to contact Nigel Matthews to quote for weed spraying and treatment of the tree stump(s).

    9.         To further discuss ‘Speed Calming’ measures on Scatcherd Lane, St Andrews Avenue, Pawson Street and Ashfield Road, Morley

    An email had been received from a resident of Ashfield Road requesting speed calming measures as the road is being used as a ‘rat run’.  Following a discussion, members requested M Flora (LCC) be contacted with a request Ashfield Road be included in the proposed speed calming measures due to be carried out on Scatcherd Lane.  A response to be sent to the email writer and informed of our discussion.

    10.       To receive update on parking issue on Grange Park Close, Churwell

    DTC advised members of an email received from M Walters (Enforcement Office, LCC) regarding a request to patrol Grange Park Close, which have been carried out.

    11.       To receive update on additional works at Morley Bottoms flower bed

    Following a meeting between Cllrs Aveyard, Harrison and Kelly with John Savile of Longbow Lawns regarding future works on the flower bed.  A quote, outlining three separate proposals on working going forward had been submitted in line with the meeting held.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept a 20-week programme of works at a cost of £4,800.00.

    12.       To discuss Public Rights of Way Maintenance (PROW) for 2019-20 and associated expenditure, including P3 Grant from Leeds CC

    (i)         Grant received 21/4/21 of £766.40 from LCC re. PROW Grant (1 cut) for 2021/22

    This grant was received and noted.

    (ii)        Invoice dated 4/5/21 from Longbow Lawns re PROW maintenance – 1st cut for £696.00 plus VAT

    This invoice was agreed for payment.

    13.       To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    (i)         Copy email dated 6/5/21 to Andrea Jenkyns, MP from Dr Claudio Pires Franco re. parking issues on King Street

    The content of this email was received and noted.

    (ii)        Email dated 11/5/21 from David Wears re. traffic entering Queen Street from Fountain Street junction

    To be referred to LCC Highways and Police.

    (iii)       Email dated 11/5/21 from David Lloyd re. speeding along Bridge Street

    Cllr Aveyard undertook to response to the writer.

    14.       Date and time of next meeting

    The next schedule meeting will be held on Wednesday, 16th June 2021 at 7.00 pm.

     

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ‘REMOTELY’ ON WEDNESDAY, 27TH APRIL 2021

    1.     To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), S McGarroch, B Kelly, J Rodley, O Newton and J Harrison (late arrival).   K Oakley (Town Clerk) and W Maynard-Light (Deputy Town Clerk) also attended.

    2.     To Receive Apologies for Absence given in advance of the meeting

    Apologies were received from Cllr C Hill.

    3.     To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    The reasons given for absence were approved.

    4.     Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5. To approve minutes of meeting held on 10/3/21

    The minutes of the meeting held on 10/3/21 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6. To receive verbal Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    A verbal updated was given by the Chairman, including the EV charging points.

    Regarding the Greenspace Audit, with most of the mapping completed and awaiting a license for proceed to an app and going out on-site.

    Regarding tree planting, Cllr Kelly is currently working on the plans for next season.

    7. To further discuss ‘Mungo Way’ and consider quote for Finger Posts provided by M Douglass, PROW, Maintenance Officer, LCC for £3,097.75 (no VAT)

    Following a short discussion, it was proposed and agreed to accept the quote for the Finger Posts from LCC.

    Cllr J Harrison jointed the meeting during the above item.

    Cllr J Rodley left the meeting at this point.

    8. To note expenditure which fell under Town Clerk’s delegated authority, as follows:-

    (i)         Order placed with Springfield Nursery, Tingley, to purchase 650 plants for Stone Beds in town centre – £224.17 plus VAT (invoice yet to be submitted for payment)

    (ii)        Order placed with Leeds City Council (The Arium) to purchase 40 hanging baskets – £833.20 plus VAT (invoice yet to be submitted for payment)

    These items of expenditure were noted.

    9.To further quotes for repairing of fencing at Pizza Bello

    No quotes had been received.  Cllr Aveyard volunteered to follow up on requests requested and to look at possible alternative contractor(s).  Cllr Harrison volunteers to ask contractor who had previously carried out work at the Bruntcliffe crossroads.  This item to be placed on the next agenda.

    10.To further discuss issues re. state of grass verges – Corporation Street

    There has been no progress on finding a solution to this issue.  It was proposed and agreed to take this item off the agenda and to relook at this issue next year.

    11.To discuss emails received re. the following:-

    (i)              Speeding issues on Britannia Road, Ashfield Road, Pawson Street and St Andrews Avenue

    Members were advised the SID had still not been installed on Britannia Road, despite LCC received payment for said work.  DTC to contact LCC and request this work now be carried out.

    Following a discussion, it was proposed an email be sent to Mandeep Flora, LCC to consider extending the proposed calming measure work on Scatcherd Lane to be  extending onto St Andrews Avenue, Pawson Street and Ashfield Road.  Cllr Aveyard agreed to send an email to M Flora.

    12. To received and note updated prices for Gritting/Ploughing of Routes 1 and 2 from Edward Crosby Ltd for November 2020 to November

    The updated prices submitted were received and noted.  Members proposed and agreed to accept the costings.

    13. To review ‘Procedure for Procuring Environmental or Horticultural Improvement Work’

    The procedure was reviewed and accepted.

    14.To discuss Consultation on ‘Speed Calming’ measures on Scatcherd Lane, Morley

    The consultation document was accepted.  Cllr Newton requested LCC clarify what type of calming measures would be installed.  Cllr Aveyard undertook to ask this question in his email to M Flora, LCC.

    15.To discuss content of email 25/3/21 regarding Grange Park Close, Churwell

    A resident had written regarding issue around school parking issue on Grange Park Close.  Cllrs Harrison and McGarroch had observed the parking issues and had seen parents collected students from the primary school parking vehicles which obstructed residents’ and other issues making the cul-de-sac impossible for emergency services to gain access should the need arise.  Members asked if Michelle Walters, LCC Enforcement Officer could patrol 2 or 3 times over the next month to monitor the situation and report back to Committee.  It was agreed to respond to the writer and update them on the action being taken.

    16. To discuss and agree work as per quotation from Longbow Lawns dated 1/4/21 re. Morley Bottoms flower bed

    Following a discussion, it was agreed a meeting be arranged between Longbow Lawns, Cllrs Kelly and Aveyard to agreed works going forward.  It was considered the area required additional visits during the year and another quote be requested to incorporate this additional  work.

    17.To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 31/1/21 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. Environmental Improvements for £789.44 plus VAT

    (ii)        Invoice dated 28/2/21 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. Environmental Improvements for £789.44 plus VAT

    (iii)       Invoice dated 9/3/21 from Edward Crosby Ltd re. Gritting Routes 1 and 2 on 15/1/21 for £550.00 plus VAT

    (iv)       Invoice dated 10/3/21 from Edward Crosby Ltd re. Gritting Routes 1 and 2 on 7/1/21 for £550.00 plus VAT

    (v)        Invoice dated 4/4/21 from Helping Hands re. maintenance of flowers beds for £248.00 (no VAT)

    These items of expenditure were agreed for payment.

    18.To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    (i)         Email 24/3/21 re. ‘Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean’

    This item of correspondence was received and noted.

    19.Date and time of next meeting

    The next scheduled meeting date will be agreed at the Annual Full Council Meeting to be held on   Wednesday, 5th May 2021.

     

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ‘REMOTELY’ ON WEDNESDAY, 10TH MARCH 2021

    1.    To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), S McGarroch, B Kelly, C Hill, O Newton (late arrival) and J Harrison (late arrival).   K Oakley – Town Clerk also attended, together with R Kennedy who attended for item 6.

    2.    To Receive Apologies for Absence given in advance of the meeting

    There were no apologies.

    3.    To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    None.

    4.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

    There were no declarations of interest.

    Cllrs O Newton and J Harrison joined the meeting at this point.

    5.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 17/2/21

    The minutes of the meeting held on 17/2/21 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.    To receive presentation by R Kennedy – Town Centre Manager

    R Kennedy attended to give members a verbal report on the Accelerated Funding part of the Town Deal and the Town Deal itself.  New branding for the town was discussed.

    7.    To further discuss Boundary signs

    Following a discussion, it was agreed to request that boundary signs be considered as part of the Town Deal, to incorporate the new branding for the town.

    8.    To receive verbal Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    A verbal update was given by the Chairman, including the EV charging points.   A Hickford, LCC will provide, from his resources, the one on Fountain Street (High Street car park, behind the Post Office sorting office).  He will also obtain prices for charging points at the other 3 locations identified.  It was reported that Cllr Finnigan has proposed that LCC provides match-funding for this project, as he feels that LCC should financially contribute.

    Regarding the Greenspace audit, it was reported that Groundwork Leeds are currently

    completing the desk top work and that Mark Knight may be attending the next meeting.

    Tree planting for this year has now been completed and Cllr B Kelly was thanked for her hard work on this project.

    9.    To consider and agree budget re. signage for Morley Country Way (Cllr Harrison has obtained a quote from ‘Naturally Creative’ for £400 re. artwork)

    Following a discussion, it was agreed that this be put on hold for the time being until the issue of ‘branding’ has been determined.  However, it was proposed that expenditure of £400 for artwork be approved.  This was agreed.

    10. To further discuss maintenance of Stone Raised Beds on Queen Street and to consider any associated expenditure

    It was reported that Parks & Countryside, LCC, would not be providing any maintenance this year.  A budget of £1,500 was proposed and agreed to deal with the maintenance of these beds (to be taken from the ‘Horticulture’ budget).   The Town Clerk was asked to approve under ‘delegated authority’ expenditure of £1,000 for 40 hanging baskets (various colours), to be ordered asap from The Arium, LCC (Andrew Culloden).

    11. To discuss and agree to obtain quotes for repairing of fencing at Pizza Bello

    It was reported that Cllr A Rhodes cannot do this work at present and he has suggested obtaining a quote from Adam Jackson. Members agreed to obtain a second quote from a local company and the Town Clerk undertook to obtain this.

    12. To discuss complaint from a local resident re. state of grass verges – Corporation Street

    The email response from M Flora, LCC, was discussed Various suggestions were considered to alleviate the issue.  It was agreed that Cllr O Newton should respond to M Flora on this Committee’s behalf.  He undertook to draft a response and run this past all members before sending it.  He will send it to the Town Clerk first.

    Cllr C Hill left the meeting at this point.

    13. To discuss emails received re. the following:-

    (i)           Britannia Road

    An email had been received regarding speeding and other issues on Britannia Road.  Following a discussion, Cllr Aveyard undertook to respond to this email.  An order has been placed with LCC to have 2 SID’s relocated on to lighting columns on Britannia Road already identified.  Cllr Harrison was asked and agreed to download information from the SID’s located on Westwood Side and Wynyard Drive, prior to them being moved.

    (ii)          Bruntcliffe Road/Corporation Street Traffic Lights

    Cllr Aveyard undertook to contact the Town Clerk about the lights sequence.

    14. To discuss renaming of this Committee and approve ‘draft’ of ‘Main Duties’ for ‘Committees Structure & Delegated Functions’ document

    It is proposed that the following wording be added:-

    “To lead on all matters relating to the Town Council declared climate emergency; to consider the environmental impact on major planning developments to assist colleagues who deal with planning issues, consider any other environmental issues raised by colleagues or the public.”

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed that the Committee be re-named

    “Highways, Transportation & Environment Committee”, and that the proposed wording, as

    above be added to the ‘Committees Structure & Delegated Functions’ document.  (Note: this to

    be ratified at the Annual Full Council Meeting on 5th May 2021.

    15. To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)            Invoice dated 18/2/2021 from Leeds City Council re. Modification of lighting columns and moving of 2 SID’s (not to be paid until work completed)

    (ii)        Invoice dated 19/2/2021 from Edward Crosby Limited re. Gritting on 7/2/21 for £710.00 plus VAT

    (iii)       Invoice dated 18/1/2021 from Helping Hands re. Ongoing maintenance of flower beds Jan/Feb for £175.00

    All of the above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

    16. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no items of correspondence.

    17. Date and time of next meeting

    The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 14th April 2021 at 7pm.

     

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ‘REMOTELY’ ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH FEBRUARY 2021

    1.    To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), S McGarroch, B Kelly, J Harrison, O Newton, C Hill and J Rodley.  W Maynard-Light – Deputy Town Clerk also attended.

    2.    To Receive Apologies for Absence given in advance of the meeting

    There were no apologies.

    3.    To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    None.

    4.    Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.    To approve minutes of meeting held on 13/1/21

    The minutes of the meeting held on 13/1/21 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.    To further discuss Boundary signs

    Boundary signs already in situ have been identified and lampposts required for new signs need to be identified and numbers noted.

    7.    To receive verbal Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    A verbal update was given, the tree-planting programme is ongoing.  A remote meeting is planned for 24/2/21 to further discuss EV charging points in the town centre, with A Hickford, LCC.  This was considered at a recent Finance, General Purposes and Strategic meeting where members were, in principle, in favour of the proposals but requested formal quotations be obtained.

    Cllr Rodley left the meeting at this point.

    8.    To receive updated route 1 and 2 information regarding Gritting and Snow Ploughing arrangements from Edward Crosby Limited dated 3/2/21

    The updated route information was received and noted.  Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to add to route 2, the car park behind the Post Office sorting office on Middleton Road/High Street.

    9.    To further discuss maintenance of Stone Raised Beds on Queen Street and to consider any associated expenditure

    This item was deferred to the next meeting.

    10. To discuss content of email quotation dated 28/1/21 from Bedford Mowing Services re. work in Morley Bottoms and Dawson Hill Cemetery

    The area at Morley Bottoms, adjacent to traffic lights, where ivy is growing up the wall and a tree growing out of the wall, was discussed.  It was proposed that the ivy should remain as it contributes towards cleaner air by the absorption of particulates.  The Town Clerk was requested to contact LCC for them to assess the tree for removal, which is considered to be detrimental to the structure of the wall.

    A discussion was had re Dawson Hill Cemetery and the suggested cleaning of the area.  It was reported that this has been offered for sale and it was therefore proposed and agreed that any work at the cemetery be put on hold.

    11. To approve final draft of Morley Country Way leaflet for publication on Town Council website

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed after minor amendments, the document be sent to Full Council for ratification and published on the Town Council website.

    Members expressed thanks to Cllr Harrison for her work on the document.

    12.  To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)         Invoice dated 30/11/2020 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. Environmental Improvements for £888.12 plus VAT

    (ii)        Invoice dated 30/12/2020 from Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Ltd re. Environmental Improvements for £592.08 plus VAT

    (iii)       Invoice dated 15/1/2021 from Edward Crosby Limited re. Gritting/Snow Ploughing on 14/1/21 for £830.00 plus VAT

    (iv)       Invoice dated 25/1/2021 from Longbow Lawns re. work to cobbled path at Pizza Bello for £980.00 plus VAT

    (v)        Invoice dated 6/11/2020 from Helping Hands re. Ongoing maintenance of flower beds in town centre (October) for £200.00

    (vi)       Invoice dated 18/1/2021 from Helping Hands re. Ongoing maintenance of flower beds in town centre (December) for £100.00

    (vii)      Invoice dated 4/2/2021 from Edward Crosby Limited re. Gritting/Snow Ploughing on 1/2/21 for £830.00 plus VAT

    All of the above items of expenditure were approved for payment.

    13. To Note Expenditure under Town Clerk’s Delegated Authority (Financial Regulations adopted

    4/5/16 – item 4.1) – item for information only:-

    (i)            Expenditure in respect of Skip Hire re. work carried out to path at Pizza Bello; Invoice for £166.67 plus VAT (note: as no account is held with BW Skip Hire, they insisted on payment prior to delivery).  It is recommended that this expenditure be taken from a/c code 4376 – Highways & Transportation

    This item of expenditure was noted.

    14. To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    There were no items of correspondence.

    15. Date and time of next meeting

    The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 10th March 2021 at 7pm.

     

    MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ‘REMOTELY’ ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH JANUARY 2021

    1.     To Record Attendance
    Present: Councillors J Aveyard (Chairman), S McGarroch, B Kelly, J Harrison, O Newton, C Hill and J Rodley.  W Maynard-Light – Deputy Town Clerk also attended.

    2.     To Receive Apologies for Absence given in advance of the meeting

    There were no apologies.

    3.     To consider the approval of reasons given for absence

    None.

    4.     Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and other interests

    There were no declarations of interest.

    5.     To approve minutes of meeting held on 11/11/2020

    The minutes of the meeting held on 11/11/2020 were agreed as a true and correct record.

    6.     To further discuss Boundary signs

    Following a discussion, it was agreed that Cllr J Harrison produce a ‘mock-up’ of a sign, incorporating a line drawing of the Morley skyline.  Members identified eight roads with definitive locations of boundary signs to be identified later.

    7.     To receive verbal Climate Emergency Update – Cllr J Aveyard

    A verbal update was given and further ‘estimates’ for electric vehicle charging points at pre-determined sites in Morley, are awaited. These ‘estimates’ to go to Finance, General Purposes & Strategic Committee for consideration of approving the necessary funding.  It was reported that a discussion had taken place with LCC Officers from Parks & Countryside, and a list to be sent to LCC on the Town Council’s proposed tree planting locations.

    Cllr Aveyard undertook to look at the climate survey in the latest White Rose Update.

    Cllr Rodley left the meeting at this point.

    8.     To review Gritting and Snow Ploughing arrangements

    The Deputy Town Clerk advised members that Edward Crosby had gritted routes 1 and 2 overnight on 7-8/1/21.  Members reviewed the routes and it was proposed and agreed to add the following to the routes:-

    Route 1 –  Digpal Road and Old Road (Churwell)

    Route 2 –  Scatcherd Lane, Wynyard Drive, Highcliffe Road and Perry Way (spine road on St Andrew’s estate)

    The Town Clerk was asked to obtain costings for the additional roads from Edward Crosby.

    9.     To consider and approve ‘draft’ “Morley Town Fund Bid Discussion Document” – prepared by Cllr J Aveyard

    Following a discussion, it was agreed to approve this document with no amendments.

    10. To consider information contained in email dated 22/12/20 from C Tregembo, Principal Definitive Map Officer, LCC, re. ‘West End Footbridge Diversity Impact Assessment’, with attached questionnaire from Network Rail

    Following a discussion, it was agreed that a generic response by Cllr Aveyard be sent requesting the Town Council be kept informed.  Members expressed a wish for the footbridge and footpath be kept open and members’ support of the electrification of the railway lines, was noted.

    11.  To discuss maintenance of stone raised beds on Queen Street

    Following a discussion, it was proposed and agreed to undertake the necessary horticulture work for the six stone raised beds on Queen Street, Morley.

    12.  To approve item(s) of expenditure, as follows:-

    (i)       Invoice dated 1/1/21 from Edward Crosby Limited re. Gritting/Snow Ploughing on 29/12/20 for £755.00 plus VAT

    This item of expenditure was agreed for payment.

    13.  To receive item(s) of correspondence (for information only)

    (i)           Email dated 22/10/2020 from Cllr R Finnigan to resident re. issues on Asquith Avenue

    The content of this email was noted.

    14. Date and time of next meeting

    The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 17th February 2021 at 7pm.